Adolescents, the aborted rebellion

A physiological stage Adolescent rebellion is a systematic stage because it is physiological. Hormonal remodeling causes a surge in individuation. The delimitation between the world and oneself is unclear in childhood, with puberty bringing a split. The adolescent is pushed to choose and express a personal identity. The easiest thing is to mimic those of … Read more

What is a belief derived from science?

The desire to know and the need not to understand Alexandre Vialatte quote: “Man’s mind never stops dreaming. But it also meditates, supposes and calculates. He wants to know and needs to not understand. In short, to know and to marvel. Contradictory necessities: one demands to know, the other to ignore. Hence science and poetry.” … Read more

What role for philosophy in front of science?

Abstract: Of the two directions of thought, complexification and decomplexification, only one is necessary for the everyday use of science, while both are imperative for the more difficult exercise of philosophy. A matter subject to reductionism There are two directions of thinking: complexification and decomplexification, also called reductionism. These two directions are present in philosophy … Read more

Equality in the operating room

Abstract: Let’s dissect Equality, which is an ideal and not an ontological principle, to see what we must keep from it: the right to importance, access to knowledge and travel. I explain how the egalitarian ideal tends to vitiate these fundamental principles, particularly in the constitution of expertise in science, confused with scientific research. The … Read more

Sensitivity readers or new breed of inquisitors?

Abstract: Authors write about people, not for them. Essential nuance and yet misunderstood by editors assisted by ‘sensitivity readers’. A misunderstanding caused by a misconception of the collective? Bram Stoker redacted by Dracula Dracula, hired as Bram Stoker’s sensitive reader, rewrote his vampire classic. How did this author of the Barbarian Ages have the audacity … Read more

Teaching philosophy to children?

A necessary existential shock Children should not be taught philosophy.Because we must already acquire certainties before questioning them.Because it is necessary to build a core identity, to define a personality, before fleshing it out and extending it to all reality.Because we must discover, at some point, that the assurance we have built for ourselves is … Read more

The whistleblower, the tuber-for-you and the wokist

Abstract: Three profiles of activists in the media: The tuber-for-you informs while leaving interpretation free. The whistleblower sounds the alarm to the collective by leaving to the collective the paternity of what to think of it. Finally the wokist imposes on the collective the conduct to be held. Three positions that mark pure solidarity, the … Read more

Disguising your activist ideas with neuroscience

Invading neurons No doubt you have noticed like me this growing undesirable effect of the popularity of neuroscience: it frequently replaces the classical paradigms of psychology by their opposites, without real experimental demonstration, as if reading functional MRIs taught us the springs of the human personality… Examples flood our journals that have become neuro-psychological. The … Read more